The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) is taking in emergency patients from the Provident Hospital of Cook County, which has closed its emergency room until May 6 as it prepares to house a greater number of COVID-19 patients.
The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus hosted a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday afternoon, during which elected officials and health experts discussed the outsize impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Black communities in Illinois.
People the world wide are beating back the tedium of quarantine with joyful noise.
It was a beautiful day Tuesday, but Chicago Police were out in Harold Washington Park monitoring enforcement of Mayor Lightfoot’s executive order closing Chicago Park District park facilities,
University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer sent an email Tuesday outlining the “financial implications” of the coronavirus outbreak on the school’s finances and detailing spending freezes and cuts as a result of the pandemic.
The 73rd edition of the 57th Street Art Fair has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, the fair's planning committee announced Tuesday.
The University of Chicago has cancelled its convocation commencement ceremonies that were scheduled for June and invited the graduating class to return to campus next spring.
Bill Payne, a native South Sider with a background in telecommunications, has been named the Polsky Center’s executive director. He currently holds the position of executive director of science and technology at the business and startup incubator.
The University of Chicago Medical Center has conducted 3,345 coronavirus tests in the last 30 days, reported Lead Epidemiologist Emily Landon on Thursday, and 437 have been positive. As of Friday, April 3, 84 patients were in the hospital suffering from COVID-19.
A group of organizers and tenants protested in front of the offices of Mac Properties Sunday afternoon, calling for rental relief during the coronavirus outbreak.
Each of the Rebuild Foundation's sites has closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but programming continues virtually, and affiliated artists are being moved to respond to the unprecedented times.
Local School Council (LSC) elections for Chicago Public Schools have been postponed until further notice amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Suspects are at large after an armed robbery and an armed carjacking in Hyde Park.
Local public elementary schools will resume instruction on Monday, April 13, after spring break, but they will do so virtually. In the meantime, administrators and teachers are working out curricula and logistics for however long the physical school closures last.
At the beginning of the week, the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) announced a $2 million relief program across nine South Side community areas to help combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. By Friday, a university spokesperson told the Herald, the OCE had al…
The Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) began care package deliveries to senior citizens and families Thursday, a project funded by a $25,000 grant to help vulnerable populations affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Soon after taking nonprofit status, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores is in survival mode, attempting to weather the sharp economic downturn and storefront closures expected to wipe out $1 million in revenue through the end of June.
Katie McCarthy (right) joins fellow Northshore Concert Band member Peter Gotsch in a French Horn performance of a Lowell Shaw Bippery in Gotsch’s yard on East 56th Street on April 1.
Administrators at Montgomery Place have voluntarily moved into the assisted living facility to provide service continuity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) announced Tuesday that it is launching a community archive to collect resident responses to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Walgreens store and pharmacy in the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 1554 E. 55th St., was closed for cleaning Tuesday afternoon. The store had reopened by Wednesday afternoon, though the pharmacy remained closed and was scheduled to reopen Thursday.
After closing his physical store and holding an initial call with other business owners, Silver Room owner Eric Williams is planning weekly "Connecting Community" meetings every Thursday at 1 p.m. for residents to hear from experts on the evolving coronavirus pandemic and share space togethe…
A group of Mac Properties tenants announced Tuesday that they were beginning a rent strike on April 1, refusing to pay rent until their demands are met. Meanwhile, the property management company and landlord sent out its own email to tenants Monday, stating that it will “work with each resi…
Chicago Public Schools will roll out a remote learning plan on Monday, April 13, with schools setting time that students should spend in structured academic activity by grade level and a wealth of digital instruction for children of all ages.
Flood’s Hall announced over the weekend that it is launching an emergency loan fund that will pay out small amounts of money to people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Montgomery Place has reported that it has been notified that a former short-term rehabilitation patient tested positive for COVID-19 after being transferred to the Rush University Medical Center for an unrelated issue.
The University of Chicago launched a $2 million initiative Monday to assist people and businesses on the South Side during the coronavirus outbreak.
In spite of a global pandemic that required the festivities take place online, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club's annual Pancake Breakfast was a success this year, raising $4,005 for the 111-year-old youth nonprofit.
Chicago Police Department cruisers block traffic on the southeast corner of E. 53rd Street and S. Cornell Avenue, protecting a white Elantra that had been damaged earlier by another car. Police at the scene said that eyewitnesses had reported to them that a car traveling south on Cornell Ave…
With coronavirus largely closing the public sphere, parents are seeing more of their kids and, with schools and other institutions closed, taking an enhanced role in educating them. The Museum of Science and Industry has stepped up to the times, publishing a website, www.msichicago.org/scien…
Last week saw two armed robberies and a shooting occur in and around Hyde Park, as police also warned the community about catalytic converter thefts in February and March and two apartment building burglaries earlier this month.
The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) announced Thursday that it is adopting a universal masking policy, allowing furloughed staff who are asymptomatic to come back to work. The decision will restore some capacity to the university health system, which has experienced a rapid incre…
Government and private-sector officials explained resources available to local business owners confronting the rapidly changing economic conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club's annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will be conducted virtually on Sunday morning. Participants can fry pancakes from their home kitchens, post pictures online and donate to the youth programming nonprofit.
The Sophy Hotel is housing University of Chicago Medical Center staff for free through at least April 17.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday afternoon that public space around Lake Michigan would be closed to the public indefinitely, after large crowds gathered there during Wednesday’s spell of warm weather.
The Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee has cancelled the event, scheduled for May 15-16, on what would have been its 61st year.
Mona Oommen, who struggles with a chronic back problem, has been taking Pilates mat classes at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness in Hyde Park for eight years.
State Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) has transitioned part of his campaign website into a resource page for people in need of help during the coronavirus outbreak. The page, petersforsenate.com/covid19-resources, contains information about housing, mutual aid, food pantries and economic assistance.
Over the past few weeks, as schools around the country close and parents find themselves taking care of children at home, many may find themselves at a loss for how to entertain them. Parks and playgrounds are closed, and social distancing requirements discourage play dates. Instead, a new t…
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy, the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) has listed online resources to benefit local businesses and is planning virtual business consultations.
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The University of Chicago Medical Center is accepting donations of equipment and medical supplies, including homemade fabric and cloth masks and hand-sewn gowns, caps and booties.
The Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Protect Our Parks (POP) vs. Chicago Park District, the suit attempting to block construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park, on May 21 at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.
The Hyde Park Refugee Project is asking for donations to help refugee families living in the neighborhood affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak. The organization, composed entirely of volunteers, assists 45 people across six families, many of whom have suddenly found themselves struggl…
At around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the Department of Water Management (DWM) lifted a boil water advisory for certain buildings on the 1400 block of East 53rd Street and the 5300 block of South Blackstone Avenue put in place for water main work.
In a Monday press release, the Hales Franciscan High School alumni association called on the school’s board of directors to use the empty building at 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave. during the coronavirus outbreak.
Police have charged a person of interest after a Monday drive-by shooting left a victim at the University of Chicago Medical Center with a chest wound, though not with assault or attempted homicide.
The Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) has asked the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to review the authority's finding that the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) and associated changes to Jackson Park will have no adverse effect on the Jackson Park Terrace Hi…
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, grocery stores around the neighborhood are modifying their hours to accommodate senior shoppers and other vulnerable populations. The Herald will update the below list with any new information.